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Lookout Mountain, Golden
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Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.MountainDowntown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • This is aptly named and lovely. Great views; especially at sunset. A highlight of our time in the area. Combine with a visit to Buffalo Bill grave and museum if you like. Heading up there is well wort...  more »
  • It's hard not to have a bad view in CO so this comes as no surprise! Just make sure you pack a camera, the views are phenomenal! 
  • Follow the signs off the highway to Buffalo Bill's Grave. He is buried here at Lookout Mountain. You can see Denver from this vantage point, as well as all the surrounding cities and mountainous regio...  more »